Enid, OK – June 1, 2020 – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has earned the honor of being named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that St. Mary’s is in the top 3 percent of 4,191 U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services.

The distinct honor represents St. Mary’s dedication to providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health, safety and well-being.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Now, women can feel confident in choosing the best care for themselves and their families.

The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award is unique in that it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The award recognizes excellence in emergency care based on several measures CMS publicly reports which relate primarily to the amount of time taken for diagnosis, medication and admission to the hospital. Those measures are then weighted according to the priorities of the women surveyed.

“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family. By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award. “Women make over 80% of healthcare decisions and want to be confident that they know which emergency departments in their communities will take care of their loved ones quickly and with the best possible care.”

“We are proud that St. Mary’s has been recognized as a leader in Emergency Services on a national level,” says Krista Roberts, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “I want to thank our Emergency Department’s medical, nursing and allied health professionals for their dedication in helping us achieve this recognition. I also want to thank the Women’s Choice Award ® for recognizing our team’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care hospital serving patients in Northwest Oklahoma. St. Mary’s provides many medical and healthcare services and is accredited by the Joint Commission. We have earned Primary Stroke Center designation and other prestigious quality awards including CMS Five-Star Quality Rating 2019; The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’ rating, Spring 2020; Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. With more than 640 employees, St. Mary’s is one of the largest employers in Garfield County and has received Top Workplaces award for three consecutive years. Visit stmarysregional.com for more information.

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award has been honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.